Freelance Writer and Editor Conference Registration Open

Make Your Own Luck

The 13th annual Be a Better Freelancer® conference, will be held September 21–22, 2018, in Rochester, NY. There’s also an option for adding an additional workshop on September 23. For details, go to program, speakers and registration.

This outstanding freelancer conference is organized by our own Ruth Thaler Carter of Communication Central, and it features some of the most interesting freelance speakers, writers, and editors. It’s a great place to go for networking, updates on the latest software and methods, and plenty of good marketing advice.

Download the 2018 Communcation Central conference brochure (PDF)—you’re going to love this!


Carol Topp Wins TAP! 2013 Scholarship from NAIWE

Carol Topp, CPA: Taxes and the Freelance Writer or Editor

Carol Topp, CPA

We’re delighted to recognize Carol Topp, CPA, the NAIWE Accounting for Freelancers Expert, as the winner of the TAP! 2013 Scholarship. She’ll be joining us at the Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference in Orlando, Florida, just three weeks from now, and will be a guest at dinner with NAIWE Director, Janice Campbell.

There are still a few spots left at this conference, and we’d love to see you there (NAIWE members are invited to join us for dinner). You can register at If you are in publishing or work with those who are, you’ll leave this conference with information that can help you make 2013 your best year ever. We hope you can come!

TAP! 2013 Conference Scholarship Opportunity

TAP 2013 Conference: Orlando, Florida in JanuaryAs a media sponsor of the Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference (TAP! 2013), NAIWE has been presented with a scholarship valued at up to $745 for one of our members.

If you can make it to Florida in January, please apply! Simply send an e-mail containing the following information to by December 15, 2012.

  • Name
  • Profession/Business
  • NAIWE Member Site URL
  • A brief statement of why you would like to come
  • Statement of commitment to come if your application is chosen

Don’t miss joining NAIWE at TAP! 2013!

In addition to the keynote by Guy Kawasaki, conference sessions will include:
Sessions will include:
  • Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to write, publish, and market your books as a self-publisher
  • How to Start and Finish Writing Your Book
  • Apple iBooks Author Fast Start
  • The Road to Kindle – A Successful Author’s Journey
  • Copyright Still Means Something for Digital Publishers
  • Copyright FAQ
  • User-Generated Content is Great (and Full of Legal Problems)
  • From Book to Business
  • Sink or Swim? Navigating Today’s Turbulent Waters as a Content Creator
  • Digital or Die: The Case for Captivating UX & Design to Bring Your Content to Life
  • Writing for the Web: How to Compel Your Audience to Action
  • Hypersyndication: How to Deliver Your Content to Multiple Platforms
  • Establishing Your Digital Publishing Identity Across Multiple Social Media Platforms
  • Creating a Video Trailer for your eBook or App Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating ePUB files with Adobe InDesign
  • Getting Started with Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) Single Edition
  • ePUB, PDF, or DPS: Which Format to Choose?
  • Design & Digital Publishing Essentials
  • iOS 6 for Designers and Developers
  • User Interfaces Don’t Have to Suck — The Mobile User Experience
  • Finding Your Audience Tribes in a Hyper-Social Digital World
  • How To Use Compelling Photographs To Attract More Eyeballs
  • Creating Videos People Want to Watch
  • The Power of Podcasting

TAP! 2013 – Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference: Member Discount

Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference

We are excited to announce that NAIWE members have been offered a special discount to the TAP! 2013 – Technologically Advanced Publishing Conference.

January 8 -11, 2013 | Orlando, FL

The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors ( has partnered with the International Association of Electronic Publishers ( to offer another opportunity to build your career and redefine your mission as an independent writer or editor. TAP! 2013 is a cutting-edge training conference pushing new limits in digital content creation, publishing, marketing and monetization.

The who’s who in this new emerging space will share case studies, talk tech and help you bring your digital publishing project to life. Get ready for 4 days of sessions that covers both strategy and vision as well as practical tools and techniques from contentcreation to final distribution.

Guy Kawasaki's new book, APE: Author, Publisher, EntrepreneurEvery attendee receives a free copy of Guy Kawasaki’s new book APE: Author-Publisher-Entrepreneur and you’ll see Guy speak at the opening keynote!

Early bird pricing on all conference packages runs until December 7. 
TAP! 2013 has offered an additional special discount for NAIWE Members. Log into the member area and go to the Member Benefit and Discount Links page linked from the “Library” to get the code you need to receive an additional $150 off any package you choose.